Attn Audio People 6 replies, 5657 views

xAJDELAWAREx
1/30/2012 12:00:00 PM
I got a new stereo receiver and it has RCA inputs, but the speaker outputs are those bare wire kind where you strip the end of the wire and plug it in.

The speakers I'm trying to use are part of a 5.1 computer speaker set up....which has RCA inputs.

is it possible to buy a bare wire to RCA jack?
kyle_n
1/30/2012 12:03:00 PM
yeah, though you could just as easily make your own.

if you strip one of the RCA cables, it will most likely have a braided shield which you can use on the negative terminal (black), and then a smaller insulated wire in the center which you can use on the positive terminal (red).
marylandmatt
1/30/2012 12:03:00 PM
You could cut the ends off of the plugs and presto... bare wires.
xAJDELAWAREx
1/30/2012 12:10:00 PM
Oh true. I don't actually have the RCA cable though....

The speakers have a little box that comes with them that takes regular "headphone" sized jacks on one side, and the RCA jacks on the other. A red one and a white one. So theorectically I would want RCA cables with bare ends and to plus them into the 2 speaker ports on the receiver. I think.
kyle_n
1/30/2012 12:29:00 PM
yes, that sounds correct.
xAJDELAWAREx
1/30/2012 12:36:00 PM
Good. I think I can do this for $20
xAJDELAWAREx
1/30/2012 12:38:00 PM
Actually, if I buy the solderless RCA plugs, I can probably do it for 10.